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World Bank Takes Food Waste Seriously, Estimating Third Of Production Is Wasted - International Business Times

World Bank Takes Food Waste Seriously, Estimating Third Of Production Is Wasted - International Business Times | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
International Business Times World Bank Takes Food Waste Seriously, Estimating Third Of Production Is Wasted International Business Times The developed world wastes more food than developing countries, though together the world wastes 11 billion...
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World Bank Takes Food Waste Seriously, Estimating Third Of Production Is Wasted

Anywhere from one quarter to a third of the world wastes food. What a shocking statistic considering the amount of starving citizens on our planet today. What also shocked me in this article was the infographic located at the bottom. While most of the food is wasted in the developed world (56%), 44% is wasted by developing nations. While food is wasted mostly by consumers in the developed world, a lot of good is lost in transportation where the proper technology is not available to keep it fresh and safe for consumption.

 

While food prices dropped across the board by 11% due to a bumper crop of corn and soybeans, there is still much work that must be done. There appears to be a lack of knowledge on the intensity of such a problem that exists in our world. However, it is difficult for changes to be made if they are not demanded.

 

Food donations to developing nations must be made easier for organizations. The technology to transport food large distances is available, but it is expensive. More strides must be made to ensure that those who face a lack of food security do not find themselves in a situation where spoilt food (because of lack of refrigeration, for example) goes to waste.

 

Latin America wastes the least amount of food—only 15% from its annual production according to the World Food Bank. What can we learn from this area of the world? Interestingly enough, Latin America was also an area of the world that proved that in order to lead a meaningful, happy life; one did not need to be filled with materialistic items.

 

Building on the idea of corporate philanthropy, with so much food being wasted (either by consumers, businesses, or lost in transportation), is there something that could be done by corporations to stop this trend? Food donations to developing worlds need to be better mandated and be simpler for all who wish to donate. Any large food producer could easily enact a large food donation as part of their CSR policy.

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Beijing to shut down all major coal plants by 2016

Beijing to shut down all major coal plants by 2016 | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
China’s capital city recently announced plans to shut down the last of its remaining coal plants by 2016 - in favor of gas-fired electricity plants.
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The Truth Behind America's Meat Industry

The Truth Behind America's Meat Industry | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
PBS series ‘Food Forward’ takes a look at America's food-industrial complex and how we can band together to put an end to it.
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'I Was Never a Dancer, But I Can Dance in the Water'

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This article was originally published at http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/388553/the-harlem-honeys-and-bears/
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Can social enterprise help 700 million who lack access to clean water?

Can social enterprise help 700 million who lack access to clean water? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Traditional divisions between NGOs, charities and businesses are blurring with new collaborative projects on water
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New Way to Identify Pesticide-Free, Non-GMO Food

New Way to Identify Pesticide-Free, Non-GMO Food | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Organic farmers can have their products certified at a cost less than the USDA's certification program. Eco-conscious shoppers now have an alternative to o
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The world's looming water catastrophe - CBS News

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U.N. report: Countries across the globe could suffer a 40 percent water deficit in only 15 years
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Are Quinoa, Chia Seeds, and Other "Superfoods" a Scam?

Are Quinoa, Chia Seeds, and Other "Superfoods" a Scam? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Sure, trendy ingredients work like magic—for industry's bottom line.
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Okanagan residents react to Arctic Apple approval by Health Canada - Globalnews.ca

Okanagan residents react to Arctic Apple approval by Health Canada - Globalnews.ca | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
While it may be good for Okanagan Specialty Fruits, the company behind the apple, the Okanagan Fruit Growers’ Association (BCFGA) has some concerns.
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Avoiding apples altogether and letting companies know you intend to avoid their products with apples is the best way to have control over your apple foods in the USA and Canada.

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Ewart: Obama's new fracking rules no threat to U.S. oil boom

Ewart: Obama's new fracking rules no threat to U.S. oil boom | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
U.S. President Barack Obama's "green agenda" was expanded Friday to include new restrictions on fracking, although for all of the political rhetoric the new rules don't threaten what has been bille...
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The Economics of California's Drought

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An aqueduct is seen in the desert in Victorville, California March 13, 2015. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) As the U.S.
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MONSANTO LOSES GMO PERMIT IN MEXICO – JUDGE SID...

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A number of countries around the world have now completely banned GM food and the pesticides that go with them, or have severe restrictions against them.
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Monsanto Loses, Will Pay $350K To Settle More GM Wheat Lawsuits - The Inquisitr

Monsanto Loses, Will Pay $350K To Settle More GM Wheat Lawsuits - The Inquisitr | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
This year has not been good so far for Monsanto. The corporation responsible for Roundup Ready, genetically modified organism (GMOs), and Agent Orange has been
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Australia’s first carbon-positive prefab house produces more energy than it consumes

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ArchiBlox unveiled Australia’s first carbon-positive prefab home that’s packed with eco-friendly features and gorgeous to boot.
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Email - [[S1:first_name:Member]]: Help Us Make Mississippi's Future Brighter! - Sierra Club

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End-of-Day Wrap-Up: California Dries Up

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Lucy Nicholson / Reuters What's Happening: California's Running Dry The state's historic drought continues as its warmest-ever winter draws to a close.
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A New Series of Water-Activated Artworks on Seattle Sidewalks that Only Appear When It Rains

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Notorious for its rainy weather, Seattle is the perfect home for this new series of water-activated interactive artworks, illustrations, and hidden messages that only appear when wet.
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Amy's Kitchen recalls frozen food over possible listeria-tainted spinach - Washington Post

Amy's Kitchen recalls frozen food over possible listeria-tainted spinach - Washington Post | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
About 74,000 cases of lasagnas and other items are being pulled off shelves.
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Why Do Americans Hate Negotiating With Their Enemies?

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Hikingartist.com/Flickr Furious Republican opposition to a deal over Iran’s nuclear program may look like another example of political partisanship and personal animosity toward Barack Obama.
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Nestle Continues Stealing World’s Water During Drought

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The Arrowhead Mountain Water Company bottling plant, owned by Swiss conglomerate Nestle, on the Morongo Indian Reservation near Cabazon, Calif. Photo credit: Damian Dovarganes/AP.

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Extreme local + organic food growing in hyperdense Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the densest cities in the world and while there has been much land set aside for reforestation, there is practically no space to grow their own food. Steve Cran is a permacultu...
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Homemade Almond Milk - Food Hack

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Earth is halfway to being inhospitable to life, scientist says

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A Swedish scientist claims in a new theory that humanity has exceeded four of the nine limits for keeping the planet hospitable to modern life, while another professor told RT Earth may be seeing an impending human-made extinction of various species.
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Zero Waste: 7 Ways You Can Protect the Environment When You Shop - Healthy Eats (blog)

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Make the least amount of impact on the environment when you’re shopping for groceries with tips from Food Network.
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